Large Ovens

Large OvensDecember 2017(Last Updated 15 December 2017)

The best high-capacity ovens on the market, good for large families
Compare top brands including Bosch, Neff and Smeg
Every week we rank the best ovens based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 6,900 Oven Models 2,850 Oven Reviews 14,100 Oven Prices
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{Beko BXIC21000X
£139.99
Was £160 (49 days ago)
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#1

90

BDF22300B

Beko BDF22300B

9 Reviews
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£269.00

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113L
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£630
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very good value for money and positively reviewed electric oven, with very low running costs and a gigantic 113L total oven interior capacity
#2

90

SEB700FPS

Stoves SEB700FPS

80 Reviews
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£179.00

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85L
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£3,900
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A great value for money and fully featured electric oven, with alright running costs and a gigantic 85L total oven interior capacity
#3

89

SGB900PS

Stoves SGB900PS

98 Reviews
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£399.00

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80L
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£1,500
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A fully featured and very cheap electric oven, with satisfactory running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around
#4

88

ZOD35511

Zanussi ZOD35511

28 Reviews
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£229.99

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108L
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£670
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
A top-value and gigantic total oven interior capacity electric oven, good for large families
#5

88

H 2561 B

Miele H 2561 B

5 Reviews
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£679.00

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76L
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£610
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
Good for large families, this is the top scoring oven under £1,000
#6

88

DU2 540

Hotpoint DU2 540

17 Reviews
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£180.00

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96L
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£820
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A gigantic total oven interior capacity and astonishingly good value for money electric oven, good for large families
#7

87

IDD 6340

Indesit IDD 6340

39 Reviews
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£185.00

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116L
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£850
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and huge total oven interior capacity electric oven, with OK running costs and an extremely cheap price
#8

87

IDU 6340

Indesit IDU 6340

7 Reviews
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£229.99

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96L
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£850
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A sensationally good value for money and huge total oven interior capacity electric oven, good for large families
#9

87

SF478N

Smeg SF478N

11 Reviews
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£333.00

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79L
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£760
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
An affordable and huge total oven interior capacity electric oven, good for large families
#10

86

UH53

Hotpoint UH53

7 Reviews
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£189.00

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83L
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£680
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A very highly rated and low cost electric oven, with good features and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around
#11

86

U14M42N3GB

Neff U14M42N3GB

5 Reviews
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£470.00

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101L
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£720
Over 10 years
May 2015
The lowest running cost large oven on the market, with a good price and fantastic user reviews
#12

83

SF485

Smeg SF485

10 Reviews
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£379.00

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79L
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£2,600
Over 10 years
Mar 2014
A massive total oven interior capacity and top-value electric oven, with OK running costs and great features
#13

83

DHS53

Hotpoint DHS53

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£339.99

G E Bright Electrical
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116L
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£670
Over 10 years
May 2015
A positively reviewed and cheap electric oven, with good features and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around
#14

82

H 2566 BP

Miele H 2566 BP

3 Reviews
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£629.00

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76L
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£610
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
A very economical to run and positively reviewed 76L capacity electric oven, good for large families
#15

81

DD2 844 C

Hotpoint DD2 844 C

5 Reviews
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£399.00

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112L
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£770
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A gigantic total oven interior capacity and impressive value for money electric oven, with OK running costs and good features
#16

81

NW901G

New World NW901G

61 Reviews
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£298.00

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81L
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£2,100
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and bargain price gas oven, with satisfactory running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around
#17

80

KS-70T50BHH

Sharp KS‑70T50BHH

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£394.00

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78L
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£800
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
A relatively new and very cheap 78L capacity electric oven, with alright running costs and very good features
#18

79

DC740

CDA DC740

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£349.00

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85L
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£3,400
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
A fully loaded and very cheap electric oven, with OK running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities available
#19

79

K-70V19IM2

Sharp K‑70V19IM2

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£291.00

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78L
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£2,700
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
A fairly new and affordable 78L capacity electric oven, good for large families
#20

79

DC940

CDA DC940

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£299.00

RGB Direct
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91L
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£3,400
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
An enormous total oven interior capacity and fully featured electric oven, good for large families

77

BXIM35300

Beko BXIM35300

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£199.99

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82L
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£2
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A breathtakingly economical to run and very good value for money electric oven, with good features and a massive 82L total oven interior capacity

77

DC4013001M

AEG DC4013001M

16 Reviews
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£429.99

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104L
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£680
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
An enormous total oven interior capacity and excellently reviewed electric oven, with good features and a good price

77

DD2 540

Hotpoint DD2 540

22 Reviews
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£229.99

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116L
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£790
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and enormous total oven interior capacity electric oven, with alright reviews and running costs

77

BXDF22300M

Beko BXDF22300M

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£315.00

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80L
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£680
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
An economical to run and sensationally good value for money electric oven, with good features and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities available

76

DU4

Hotpoint DU4

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£250.00

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96L
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£660
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A phenomenally cheap and very economical to run electric oven, with good features and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around

76

DDD5340CIX

Indesit DDD5340CIX

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£225.00

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110L
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£650
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An impressive value for money and enormous total oven interior capacity electric oven, with good features and very low running costs

76

IDD 6340 IX

Indesit IDD 6340 IX

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£219.99

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115L
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£850
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and sensationally cheap electric oven, with OK running costs and a gigantic 115L total oven interior capacity

75

IDU6340BL

Indesit IDU6340BL

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£223.00

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110L
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£820
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and low cost electric oven, with satisfactory running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around

75

FC9D815

Candy FC9D815

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£229.99

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110L
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£1,500
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A huge total oven interior capacity and impressive value for money electric oven, with average running costs and good features

75

H 2561 BP

Miele H 2561 BP

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£599.00

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76L
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£610
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A fully featured and recently released 76L capacity electric oven, with very low running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money

74

FC7D415

Candy FC7D415

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£199.99

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82L
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£1,300
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and huge total oven interior capacity electric oven, with moderate running costs and good features

74

DOSP6390X

Smeg DOSP6390X

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£549.00

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79L
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£930
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
A massive total oven interior capacity and high-quality electric oven, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money

74

FIMD 23 WH S

Indesit FIMD 23 WH S

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£198.00

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110L
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£650
Over 10 years
May 2015
An affordable and massive total oven interior capacity electric oven, with very low running costs and good features

74

HO9D327PNI

Hoover HO9D327PNI

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£389.99

Amazon UK
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110L
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£1,500
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good spec and top-value electric oven, with average running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities available

74

HO9D337IN

Hoover HO9D337IN

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£314.00

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110L
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£1,500
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and good spec electric oven, with alright running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities available

74

BODM754

Baumatic BODM754

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£225.00

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83L
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£1,300
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good spec and affordable electric oven, with average running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities on the market

74

UHS53XS

Hotpoint UHS53XS

8 Reviews
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£350.00

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96L
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£800
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A very highly rated and massive total oven interior capacity electric oven, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money

73

K-70V19IM2

Sharp K‑70V19IM2

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£279.00

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78L
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£850
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A sensationally cheap but moderately out of date electric oven, with satisfactory running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities on the market

73

HO7D3120

Hoover HO7D3120

4 Reviews
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£200.00

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82L
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£1,300
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A great value for money and good spec electric oven, with alright running costs and a huge 82L total oven interior capacity

73

RMB9048BL/SS

Rangemaster RMB9048BL/SS

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£348.00

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88L
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£4,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good spec and top-value electric oven, with alright running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities available

72

IDD 6340 WH

Indesit IDD 6340 WH

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£199.99

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116L
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£850
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A low cost and very popular electric oven, with moderate running costs and a massive 116L total oven interior capacity

72

DD4 541 IX

Hotpoint DD4 541 IX

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£259.00

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120L
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£790
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A bargain price and gigantic total oven interior capacity electric oven, with OK running costs and good features

72

KS-70S50ISS

Sharp KS‑70S50ISS

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£499.99

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78L
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£850
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A very cheap but 2 year old electric oven, with alright running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around

72

ZOA35676XK

Zanussi ZOA35676XK

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£299.99

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81L
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£800
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very cheap but moderately out of date electric oven, with alright running costs and an enormous 81L total oven interior capacity

72

BEB351010B

AEG BEB351010B

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£383.00

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77L
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£850
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A very cheap but marginally out of date 77L capacity electric oven, with alright running costs and good features

72

BODM984

Baumatic BODM984

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£330.00

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86L
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£4,400
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An enormous total oven interior capacity and very cheap electric oven, with OK running costs and good features

72

SFP125-1

Smeg SFP125‑1

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£399.00

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79L
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£680
Over 10 years
Oct 2014
A good value for money and economical to run electric oven, with good features and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around

72

OB60B77CEX3

Fisher & Paykel OB60B77CEX3

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£599.99

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94L
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£2,600
Over 10 years
May 2015
A cheap and fully featured electric oven, with OK running costs and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities available

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BEB351010W

AEG BEB351010W

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£383.00

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77L
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£850
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A top-value but 2 year old 77L capacity electric oven, with alright running costs and good features

71

H2267BP IN

Miele H2267BP IN

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£600.00

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76L
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£610
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A very economical to run and new 76L capacity electric oven, with a fair price and good features

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BXIF35300X

Beko BXIF35300X

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£174.99

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82L
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£810
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good spec and very cheap electric oven, with average running costs and a giant 82L total oven interior capacity

71

SF109S

Smeg SF109S

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£369.00

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79L
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£680
Over 10 years
Feb 2014
A good spec and cheap electric oven, with low running costs and a giant 79L total oven interior capacity

71

EOD3460AO

Electrolux EOD3460AO

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£268.67

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111L
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£670
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A low cost and economical to run electric oven, with good features and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around

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BVM34500BM

Beko BVM34500BM

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£344.00

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80L
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£760
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and good spec electric oven, with alright running costs and a huge 80L total oven interior capacity

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H2265B

Miele H2265B

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£429.99

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76L
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£610
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very economical to run and cheap 76L capacity electric oven, with good features

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NC4013001M

AEG NC4013001M

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£449.99

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86L
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£690
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A good value for money and good spec electric oven, with low running costs and an enormous 86L total oven interior capacity

70

DH53

Hotpoint DH53

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£264.00

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100L
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£670
Over 10 years
May 2015
A cheap and economical to run electric oven, with good features and one of the biggest total oven interior capacities around

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NW701

New World NW701

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£229.00

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89L
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£1,700
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A low cost and enormous total oven interior capacity electric oven, with satisfactory running costs and good features

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SFP109N

Smeg SFP109N

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£379.00

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79L
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£680
Over 10 years
Feb 2014
A good spec and cheap electric oven, with low running costs and a massive 79L total oven interior capacity

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RMB9045BL/SS

Rangemaster RMB9045BL/SS

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£413.00

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£4,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good value for money and enormous total oven interior capacity electric oven, with good features but high running costs

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Higher energy
efficiency
rating
Electrolux EOC5651CAX
Electrolux
EOC5651CAX
£300.00
£200 cheaper
2L bigger total
oven interior
capacity
VS
AEG BP5014321M
AEG
BP5014321M
£499.99
Better brand
£171.55
cheaper to run

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between gas and electric ovens?
AMost modern ovens are electric, since they are far more accurate at reaching and maintaining temperatures, and less likely to misfire or malfunction. On the other hand, gas ovens are far cheaper to run, which can be a substantial positive if you use the oven a lot.
QWhat is a 'self-cleaning' oven?
AA self-cleaning oven has the ability to automatically raise the temperature to around 400C during a cleaning cycle. This burns on any bits of food or impurities in the oven, leaving it clean for the next use!
QWhat is the benefit between a single or double oven?
AA single oven should be enough for most households - it provides a nice cooking space, while not being too big. Multiple-cavity ovens allow you to cook multiple dishes at once, and offer significantly larger capacity, but are far more expensive, and take up more room.

Oven Buying Guide

Not all ovens were created equal, and the types of oven available cater for different needs and budgets. The main differences between ovens are their capacity and energy source. To find the right oven it is important to identify which features are important to you. If you bake on a daily basis, having an oven that is fairly large while being energy efficient is the best way to make your baking easier and save money on the long run. For a more casual cook who uses the oven once a week, energy efficiency and capacity are not top priorities. A simpler oven that doesn't cost you a lot will do the job just fine – no need for the latest deluxe double oven with 8 cooking modes.

One of the first considerations when buying an oven is its dimensions and energy source. Most ovens are 600mm wide and will fit most kitchens. If you are looking for a larger capacity oven or a freestanding oven it is important to measure the available space in our kitchen to ensure there are no surprises when your new oven arrives.

If there is a gas supply in our kitchen you will be able to consider a gas oven. Electrical ovens are slightly easier to install but might also be more expensive to run. Always check the energy rating when comparing ovens. The installation of gas and electric ovens should always be carried out by appropriately trained and licensed engineers.

Oven Capacity

Before looking at the technical aspects of your future oven, choosing between a single or double oven is one of the first decisions to make.

Single Ovens: For the average home user who requires no more than two trays to be used at the same time, a single oven should be sufficient, even for frequent users. There is a huge range of single ovens available in different finishes and with distinct features. The high level of competition between manufacturers means single ovens offer great value for money and are available at very reasonable prices.

Double Ovens: A double oven allows for more flexibility as you can cook and bake at two different temperatures in parallel. This is great to prepare a large meal and set each oven and timer separately. You can grill a main course in one oven and bake a cake in the other, which significantly speeds things up compared to a single oven. The drawbacks of double ovens are a higher price tag, the requirement for a bigger space and a smaller number of models to choose from.

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Compact Ovens

A single compact oven is usually the same size as a microwave and most feature a grill as well. These small ovens are great if you are tight on space but their capacity might be a problem depending on the types of food you want to cook.

Double Built-under Ovens

If you have space to fit a single oven but need tow separate ovens, a built-under double oven might be a good choice. You get the flexibility of a double oven without losing much space (they are usually only 10-12cm taller than an average single oven). Because two ovens have to fit into the space of a single oven, the capacity of the individual ovens is limited and you will have to weigh up the benefits of having two ovens versus a larger single oven.

Oven Types

One of the key criteria when choosing an oven is decide between an electric or gas oven. Most ovens are electric as these can be installed in almost every kitchen. Gas ovens require a natural gas supply in your property, which is not always available. When faced with the choice, both electric and gas ovens have their advantages and disadvantages.

Electric Ovens

An electric oven has much more accurate temperature control thanks to its electronic thermostat, and spreads the heat evenly throughout the cooking area. This effect is even more pronounced in fan-assisted models. In addition, the dry heat an electric oven produces prevents the build-up of rust. Purchasing costs of electric ovens are usually lower than gas ones, and there is a much wider variety to choose from. On the downside, electric ovens take longer to heat up and have slightly higher operating costs.

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Gas Ovens

While there is less variety in gas ovens compared to electric ones nowadays, they have some distinct advantages. Gas ovens have lower operating costs. If you use the oven a lot, these will offset the higher acquisition costs in the long run. Gas ovens heat up and cool down faster than their electric counterparts, which is great if you don't have time to wait for an electric oven to cool down before cleaning. Gas ovens add humidity to the air inside the oven, which prevents foods from becoming dry and brittle before reaching their ideal cooking point. Temperature control and heat distribution are usually less accurate in gas ovens, however, modern gas ovens come with electronic thermostats that regulate the temperature more accurately and fans help to spread the heat evenly throughout.

Oven Features

After deciding on the capacity and type, selecting an oven with the right features ensures you will be happy with your choice for many years to come. Modern ovens provide a variety of features that make cooking and cleaning easier:

Fan Ovens ensure the heat is distributed as evenly as possible inside the oven so food cooks at the same speed on all sides. Fan assisted electric ovens also heat up quicker and can shorten cooking times.

Automatic Cooking Programs make cooking super-simple by setting the temperature and time to cook a dish.

Programmable Timers allow you to simply set the start time, duration temperature and heat sources and the oven will switch on and cook your meal before switching off again. This is great when you have other things to do but want to make sure your meal will be ready at exactly the right time.

Pyrolytic Self-cleaning is the most convenient way to keep your oven clean. During the cleaning cycle, the oven will heat up to 480C which burns off any deposits and reduces them to a thin layer of ash which can then simply be wiped away.

Multi-function Ovens allow you to cook with a number of heat sources, either independently or in combination. When using fan-assisted mode to cook a meal you can also use the grill to make sure it is crispy on top.